This week’s topic screamed for a theme within a theme and I’m here to deliver. Since I posted the review of my favourite film of last year, Call Me By Your Name yesterday, I thought this week’s Thursday Movie Picks screamed for M+M romance! So here are three (+ a bonus) movies I think are heart breaking, and which feature gay themes.
So, no, this isn’t exactly a gay movie but it’s more like a movie of friendship, and the very confusing boundaries of two young men in this friendship. Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal star in this Mexican movie and it’s pretty darn good. Plus, this is the movie where my Luna-crush began, and I don’t think it has ever really gone away.
We all knew this was going to be mentioned, and it’s a heart breaking mention for many reasons. Not just because of the plot of the film, which is just soul crushing, but the fact that real life worked out exactly the other way around – we lost Ledger just three years after Brokeback Mountain was released. Still haven’t had the courage to rewatch that movie but when I do, it’s going to be as beautiful, sad and breathtaking as it was during the first time around.
I wanted to talk about Weekend last because it’s a really brilliant film that I think is actually better than Moonlight, yet it almost isn’t talked about at all. It’s about a one-night stand, but of course things get a bit more complicated along the way, feelings grow and with that, hope. I still remember the last scene of the film, I still feel its pain. Why do gay films have to be so god damn sad, people!? Why!?
This is a film many have probably seen, but most likely forgotten, am I right? It’s not that it’s a bad film, but it falls into that 90’s pile of pretty decent movies and you can’t really seem to recall it on the top of your head. What’s that movie where Paul Rudd is gay and Jennifer Aniston falls for him? But it’s still a sweet movie, again, more friendship oriented, funny, and really about the love between two people without the actual romance. And I just thought it was fitting for this week, that’s all.
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